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The Lid: Lucky No. 25

Yes, America, there’s a debate tonight.
Image: Trump is seen on screens in the media center during the presidential debate
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen on screens in the media center during the presidential debate between Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University, on Sept. 26, 2016, in Hempstead, N.Y.John Locher / AP

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‘16 from 30,000: Yes, America, there’s a debate tonight. And it’s the final one before Election Day, so the stakes are high --- and you’re probably going to want to tune in on at LEAST two screens. Well, have we got a live blog for you! After 24(!) of these things since the beginning of the primary season, the NBC News debate live blog team has gotten pretty good at this. We’re at our battle stations and ready for action. So tune in for live updates, fact-checks, breaking analysis and video of all the key moments.



“I think the only thing rigged that I've seen in this election is [Trump's] mind.”

-- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday.


Mike Pence is in Reno, NV, while Tim Kaine visits North Carolina.

Michelle Obama campaigns for Clinton in Arizona. Ivanka Trump is in Wisconsin.

Trump is in Ohio.